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The Violent Kind -- Brace yourself for an unrelenting new horror classic that's scary, rough, and willing to break all the rules!  Your life will never be the same when you meet THE VIOLENT KIND, a ruthless pack of unstoppable psychopaths terrorizing the wilds of Northern California.
The Violent Kind -- One night at a secluded farmhouse deep in the Northern California woods, a small group of hardened young bikers and their girlfriends are tormented when one of the girls becomes savagely possessed and a gang of "Rockabillies" seemingly from the 1950's descends upon them to collect what is growing inside her.


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22 July 2011 (UK) See more »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Cory Knauf ... Cody

Taylor Cole ... Shade

Bret Roberts ... Q
Christina McDowell ... Megan (as Christina Prousalis)

Tiffany Shepis ... Michelle
Nick Tagas ... Elroy

Joseph McKelheer ... Jazz

Samuel Child ... Murderball

Mackenzie Firgens ... Trixie

Ilea Matthews ... Pussywagon

Joe Egender ... Vernon
Samantha Stone ... Mary
Stephanie Cameron ... Mary's Friend
Teralyn Shields ... Mary's Friend
James Hiser ... Tim
Erik Braa ... Tim's Driver

David Fine ... Gin
Lynn McRee ... Linda
Lee Wolfe ... Uncle Linus

Terry Wayne ... Dave
Francesca Brandelius ... Stripper
Rocket ... Stripper
Seamus Seanachaoi ... Old Man Wilmer
Montgomery Paulsen ... Short Order Cook
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Derek W. Adam ... Biker - The Crew (uncredited)
James Olea ... Mexican Zombie (uncredited)
Jeff Redlick ... Good Samaritan (uncredited)

Directed by
Mitchell Altieri  (as The Butcher Brothers)
Phil Flores 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mitchell Altieri  story (as The Butcher Brothers)
Mitchell Altieri  written by (as The Butcher Brothers)
The Butcher Brothers  screenplay
Phil Flores  story (as The Butcher Brothers)
Phil Flores  written by (as The Butcher Brothers)
Adam Weis  story

Produced by
Malek Akkad .... producer
Jeffrey Allard .... producer
Michael Ferris Gibson .... producer
Andy Gould .... producer
Nic Hill .... co-producer
Don R. Lewis .... co-producer
K'Dee Miller .... executive producer
Marty Pistone .... associate producer
Jeremy Platt .... producer
Kent Redwine .... associate producer
Original Music by
Joshua Myers 
Cinematography by
James Laxton 
Film Editing by
Nic Hill 
Joel T. Pashby 
Jesse Spencer (addtional editing)
Casting by
Lori Laube 
Production Design by
Will King 
Art Direction by
Jessica Zagrobelny 
Costume Design by
Alexis Beck 
Makeup Department
Margaret Caragan .... makeup department head
Diana Cortez .... hair & makeup artist
Heather Foote .... key hair stylist
Heather Harper .... makeup artist and makeup effects assistant
Lauren Huntley .... assistant hair & makeup artist
Marie Kanoho .... assistant makeup artist
Nick Katich .... additional makeup artist
Nick Katich .... makeup effects assistant
Angela Sweet .... assistant hair & makeup artist
Production Management
Jaclyn Chessen .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Karen Dea .... first assistant director
Joel Pincosy .... second assistant director
Art Department
Blake A. Collins .... assistant property master
Paul Cox .... property master
California Knight .... carpenter
Sound Department
Nicholas H. Allen .... utility sound
Ronni Brown .... foley artist
Jeff S. Sinclair .... boom operator
William Storkson .... sound designer
William Storkson .... sound re-recording mixer
William Storkson .... supervising sound editor
Tyler Straub .... sound effects editor
Ramon Wesselink .... sound effects editor
Nikolas Zasimczuk .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Margaret Caragan .... special effects supervisor
Diana Cortez .... special effects assistant
Heather Foote .... special effects assistant
Heather Harper .... special effects assistant
Nick Katich .... special effects assistant
Maurisa Rondeau .... special effects assistant
Visual Effects by
Chris Sanchez .... visual effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Kyle Castro .... grip
Isidoro Cosentino .... grip
Raymond Hatfield .... assistant camera
Tyler Johnson-Williams .... key grip
Jay Keitel .... camera operator: "b" camera
Jay Keitel .... first assistant camera
Casting Department
Cassandra Birdsall .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nora Handsher .... wardrobe assistant
Julia McCartney .... wardrobe assistant
Glory Upchurch .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Glenn Garland .... consulting editor
Thomas M. Harrigan .... additional editor
Joel T. Pashby .... editor
Brett Solem .... assistant editor
Jesse Spencer .... supervising editor
Music Department
Mike Ell .... music supervisor
Brandon Lee Harris .... musician
Don R. Lewis .... music supervisor
Sarah Martin .... additional music supervision
Joshua Minyard .... music editor
Joshua Minyard .... score mixer
Geoff Shell .... composer: additional music
Josh Zandman .... music supervisor
Other crew
Maria Bernal-Silva .... script supervisor
Thanh Cao .... production coordinator
Nicholas Castillo .... key production assistant
Chris Cheney .... location scout
Heather Ann Hall .... production assistant
Woody Jang .... production assistant
Shane McGee .... production assistant
Rebecca Newsome .... assistant: Mr. Allard
Alex Panagakis .... publicist
William Soper .... production accountant

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Rated R for strong bloody sadistic violence, sexual content, language throughout, and some graphic nudity
85 min
Australia:R (2011) | Canada:18A (Ontario) | New Zealand:R18 | USA:R (certificate #46726)
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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A little over ambitious, but a one of a kind picture, 6 July 2011
Author: TheHrunting from United States

This is a film that could almost be broken into three differently toned parts along the lines of a format similar to "A.I." and "Martyrs." Likewise, the first half seems conventional enough, the second half more dangerous and the third is about as bleak as they come--by the time it finishes, how it began will be a distant memory.

"The Violent Kind" starts out as a cool and sleazy afternoon in Oakland, CA with a posse of three young biker buddies belonging to "The Crew" who are without a care or concern except living up their own impulsive behavior from rough sex, fights to drinking beer. They go to Cody's mother's 50th birthday at an isolated house and instead of finding a bunch of well-behaved and mature adults, everybody celebrates with loud rock 'n' roll, more drinking and strippers. After almost everybody leaves, the real party just gets started, one where their livers aren't going to be the only things on the line.

Cody's ex girlfriend returns a bloodied mess and asks for help. She's brought inside and placed in a bed until the remaining people left over--three guys, two gals--can figure out why their vehicles won't work and their cell phones act glitchy to get help as they're in the middle of nowhere. All the while the audience is shown mysterious others that hang outside in the shadows. They visit the only neighbor around and cryptic symbols are shown written on the walls in blood to allude to something ominous on the horizon. Soon enough things start to get really weird, as the woman on the bed turns Linda Blair-like possessed and with her bare hands mutilates one of the guys trying to get frisky and feel her up.

Soon enough, the mysterious outsiders show up to the house to collect something they need. Though it's like they stepped into another era or some kind of paranormal realm as there are unexplained flashes of light and these new strangers appear to be ripped out of a time warp from the '50s with their distinct attire, tunes and lingo. They've got a dark and condescending sense humor that includes torturing their hostages while playing theme music on the record player and all the while laughing sardonically like they know a big secret their captives don't. They put on a sadistic show and fit their eccentric parts like a glove, though it's a rather pointless game except to show what kind of people they're dealing with: the violent kind.

The first phase is more fleshed out and some perspective is gained of the young gang with some internal conflicts, though it's a different type of knowing as being familiar with their disregard for restraint sets a new bar for comfortable living at the expense of others as well as themselves. Everything is so rebellious, carefree and in-the-moment that it's hard to care of their safety or even their demise because they might have already had it coming. The next phase is going for mystery and cheap thrills by keeping the audience in the dark with only snippets of light to what, how or why these people are there. The ending gave a feeling of hopelessness as it left the audience as well as the characters out to dry. However, they made it too powerful and far reaching without actually showing the big picture and how these select people tie in, even if they seem incidental. It would be like watching "Night of the Living Dead," except where the TV and word of mouth by others are missing, which would leave the focus in one area but not effectively set up for how it all pans out or ties in to a global matter. Otherwise it feels exaggerated to stretch its importance.

"The Violent Kind" isn't going to be for everybody but it's definitely a different type of film which travels over a wide arc of genres and steps on any morals or taboos it can in the process. One of its setbacks is it felt like a condensed mini-series that gives assorted tastes of a little bit of here and there, but not enough to really appreciate and savor everything you just seen. It's entertaining to a degree, and with the change-ups I can't say it was boring, even if everything doesn't line up or is what it is anticipated to be. It gives some homage to other films and had some hiccups though all and all it did seem one of a kind. (Also submitted on

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